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to emphasize is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade or 15 years or 20 years. fw we' if we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require is some shared acura fisacrifice and a approach that says we are going to make cuts in domestic spending. i have already said that i'm willing to take domestic spending down to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending. and i've said that in addition to the $400 billion that we already cut from defense spending, we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending, that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation, but future generations. and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the person who needs a student own loloan or the senio citizen or people, veterans who are trying to get by on the disability check, even as we're trying to mak
migraines under control and they are not a big problem for her. >>> in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, bachmann surged into second place among 12 republican candidates. former governor mitt romney remains number one with 30%. bachmann is second with 16%. that is a big difference from a month ago, when she was just at 3%. texas governor rick perry comes in third, but he hasn't decided if he will actually run for president. >>> veronica johnson joins us now, talking about the heat that is here and the more heat -- if that makes any sense. >> the impending doom of more heat. yeah. normally during the summer, you get excited about getting out and doing something, right? nothing exciting about getting out the next couple of days, at all, as a matter of fact. tomorrow, we're going for triple digit readings around the area. that means, aaron, it's not going to be just uncomfortable, but stressful being outside. really stressful. hard to cool down and hard to even take a breath at times when you deal with heat index values up around 105 and 110. that's not where we are with as o
and vote to raise it again next year if a second big chunk of cuts is made. >> it must be extended in way it gives certainty the economy through '13 and not some short-term gimmick we are right back in this fix. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. >>> transportation officials are expressing their frustrationing that thousands of faa employees are off because after shutdown. they are furloughed without pay because congress was not able to pass an extension of the air travel agency's funding friday. 1,000 of those employees work in the district. it also means airports nationwide will not receive about $2.5 billion in funding for construction projects. congress says that they will revisit the bill today. >>> this afternoon, president obama will address a major hispanic civil rights organization. the national council of laraza is holding its conference here. the speech is expected to focus on immigration issues. the conference is being held at the marriott in woodley park. and security is expected to be tight. if you are in the area around lunch time, you main want to avoid connecticut ave
it flipped. that caused a big mess and even bigger traffic jams during the morning rush. the on-ramp at route 123 was closed for some time. the accident has since been cleared. also new today, one person is dead following a crash involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer in new york. police say the driver of the tractor-trailer died from his injuries. that crash happened on interstate 90, which is a main route through central new york. investigators say the bus, which was carrying about 50 people from ontario to new york city had experienced mechanical problems and it may have been pulling back on to the highway when the accident happened. about 20 of the passengers were taken to the hospital. >>> right now vice president joe biden is swearing in leon panetta as secretary of defense at the pentagon. you're looking at live pictures from there right now. panetta is taking over from robert gates, who served as defense secretaries under presidents bush and obama. the 73-year-old panetta was previously director of the cia. general david petraeus is taking over that position. panetta was chief of
money, there's a big trickle-down effect. it costs companies more, it costs individuals more. and that means people and company will have less money to hire, they'll have less money to spend. that's bad for the economy overall. >> not only does the federal government borrowing costs go up by over $100 billion, but the same thing with states, and it will go right downstream. >> reporter: so americans could also get local and state governments get their credit ratings downgraded as well. it looks like it's going to be another long -- >> elaine, thank you so much for that report. we're losing her audio there. we'll soon have a better idea of what the district plans to do if a debt deal is not reached. according to the "washington examine examiner", kwame brown asked the city's chief financial officer and members of mayor gray's administration to brief the council on the district's debt crisis contingency plan. that meeting will be held on monday. >>> a truck driver is facing charges today after police say he caused a major accident that snarled traffic on 95 in woodbridge. polic
injected clemens with steroids and human growth hormone. there were some big names on the possibly witness list including barry bonds and mark mcguire and clemens' manager and joy torre. right now, jury selection continues. potential jurors are being asked about their knowledge of the witness. the judge in this case is hoping to have a jury selected today. >>> right now, president obama is pressing consciousal leaders to bend in their debt negotiations. the president is meeting with top leaders of both parties at the white house this hour. according to "the washington post," he'll propose democrats accept major changes to social security and medicare. in change, the president will ask republicans to move off their no new taxes position. eric cantor says he's willing to trade some loopholes for other compromises. >> president insinuated that is a priority for him to plug the corporate jet loophole and i said, fine, plug the loophole, just make sure there's off setting texse setting tax cuts somewhere else. >> president obama is also pushing congress to reach a deal within two weeks to raise
for the future? any big events? a >> absolutely. i think the biggest thing right now is just getting through the european and american tour. this is a big deal for me. it's really just spreading my wings and taking my music to the world. and when i get done with the american tour, i go back home for another tour in south africa. so a very busy year ahead. i'm shooting my second dvd. and it's really in the next five years just to see how far i can take my music in the world. >> we wish you luck in doing that and wish you luck in filling the kennedy center on thursday. is it an evening performance? >> it is, indeed. and again, it's such feel-good music, such beautiful, authentic music. i think if you can, please come through. it's a wonderful experience. >> lira, thank you so much. that's lira from south africa. thanks very much for coming. >>> it's now 11:27. coming up, the postal service is considering closing more than one in ten of its retail outlets. what that means for post offices in your area. >>> plus, tom kierein lets us know when the extreme heat and humidity will return. >>> and sh
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